Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameRev. John (“Roaring John”) ROGERS 871,872
Will Date14 Oct 1636
Will PlaceDedham, Essex, England
Death Date18 Oct 1636
Will Prov. Date20 Feb 1636/7
Reside1 PlaceDedham, Essex, England
FatherJohn ROGERS (bp. 1548-1601)
Misc. Notes
Details to be entered from Waters, including an abstract of his will.

Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 09:59:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Richard Smyth <>
Subject: Re: [ROGERS-L] Ancestry of Rev. Nathaniel R (1598-1655), MA immigrant

According to a series of articles in the NEHGR, there is, as you say, no
evidence that Rev. Nathaniel Rogers was descended from the proto-martyr,
John Rogers. The father of "Roaring John" Rogers of Dedham, England, was
John (-2) Rogers, a wealthy shoemaker of Moulsham, parish of Chelmsford,
Co. Essex. As far as I know, the family of the mother, Mary, is not known.
John (-2)'s second wife (Mary died in 1579) was Joan Garlinge (who, in
turn, married (2) John Hammond, a surgeon of Moulsham. Roaring John's
second wife, Elizabeth Gold (widow of John Hawes), was the father of Rev.
Nathaniel Rogers.

I have looked a bit at the ancestry of Nathaniel's wife, Margaret Crane,
but not at the ancestry of John(-2) Rogers of Moulsham. He was said to be
"from the North" and the NEHGR articles contain speculation that the
families of John of Dedham and John the proto-martyr might have common
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